I just completed the first part of fall trip. It was the vacation portion. I had limited cell reception and NO reception at certain parts of the trip. It was hard at first but ultimately liberating. I was “forced” to take a vacation for real! Ha! This is hard for those of us who run a company, On some level you have to check an email here or there, right? Well As I go through my emails today, I see that my company hasn’t fallen apart and life is still moving right along. I think it is very important to tune out for a few days and enjoy a non-work life. I don’t want to burn out from working so much! I don’t want my passion (which is my work) to become a problem. I can honestly say that this felt like a REAL vacation!
I went on a 5 day cruise to the Caribbean. First up was Key West. I’ve been before but it was nice to be back. It’s such a quaint little town. I enjoy Duval Street. The weather was warm but perfect. I like the Florida Keys! The American Caribbean.
Then we had a day at sea. I relaxed, made friends and drank and ate too much! Then we were in the British West Indies and stopped at Grand Cayman Island. It’s the largest of the 3 pat chain. First of all it was situated in the southwestern part of the Caribbean. I thought it was in a another part! LOL! So I was REALLY far from the US. Grand Cayman had some beautiful beaches and plant life. I enjoyed a Turtle farm along the way.Then we had another day at sea.
This vacation was exactly what I needed after a busy year or so. It was nice to get off the “wheel” and relax. More importantly it was great to see another country and experience another piece of the world that is very different from mine! The more places I go, the more the world gets smaller and smaller for me mentally. I feel that’s a great thing. I am thinking about my next adventure, but for now I’m off to my nieces wedding here in Florida.